About Tim

Tim is Counsel at BOYNECLARKE LLP and a member of the Business Litigation team. His practice focuses on secured creditor rights and liabilities, bankruptcy and insolvency and debt restructuring, and commercial, personal injury and real property litigation. During his career, Tim has been involved in many of the largest insolvency matters arising in the province.

Tim is a member of the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland & Labrador Bars, and of the Canadian Bar Association. He was included in The Best Lawyers in Canada’s 2014-2021 editions for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Insolvency Section of the Canadian Bar Association in 2012. Tim taught the Bankruptcy & Insolvency class at the Schulich School of Law for 20 years up until 2017.

Tim has frequently presented papers and made presentations to meetings of various groups involved in commercial credit issues, including CAIRP, the CBA Nova Scotia Insolvency and Construction sections, the Atlantic Credit Association, staff of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy and Credifax member groups. He was the Nova Scotia Registrar in Bankruptcy between 1997 and 2004. He has participated in the Superintendent of Bankruptcy’s panel on Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act reform, and in 2004 assisted with the national training program for staff of the Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy. In 2005, Tim participated with the Superintendent and the President of CAIRP in the keynote panel at the National Conference of the Credit Institute of Canada.

Tim was the Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Margaret’s Centre, a position he held for 20 years. Tim led the expansion of that facility, which is now one of the premier recreation facilities in the municipality. In 2011, the Centre was awarded the prestigious Recreation Nova Scotia Bluenose Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in the improvement of recreation/leisure opportunities locally, regionally or provincially. In 2014, Tim received a volunteer recognition award from Halifax Regional Municipality.

Tim's Background


  • 1985: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


  • 2012 - Present: Counsel, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 2005 - 2012: Principal, Tim Hill Law Practice
  • 2001 - 2005: Partner, Burchell MacDougall
  • 1991 -2001: Partner, Maddalena Hill and Edmonds
  • 1990 - 1991: Associate, Crow Dillon Robinson
  • 1988 - 1990: Partner, Bureau Hill
  • 1986 - 1988: Associate, Davies Bagambiire & Associates
  • 1985 - 1986: Articled Clerk, Kitz Matheson

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society
  • Member - Law Society of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Member - Canadian Association of Law Teachers
  • Lecturer - Schulich School of Law (1998 - 2017)
  • Member - International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL)
  • Member - Canadian Insolvency Foundation
  • Member - Faculty Counsel, Schulich School of Law (2001 - 2003, 2014)
  • Past Registrar in Bankruptcy (1997 - 2004)
  • Past Chair - CBA NS Insolvency Sub-section

Community Activities

  • Counsel - Dalhousie University Student Union
  • Past Chair - St. Margaret's Community Centre Association
  • Chair - Halifax Summer Opera Festival
  • Volunteer - Minor hockey & Junior hockey (TASA and Nova Scotia Junior Hockey League)
  • Past President of Dalhousie University and Saint Mary's University Student Unions
  • Past Chair - Organizing Committee - 2010 Don Johnson Atlantic Cup
  • Past President - Glen Arbour Homeowners' Association
  • Past Counsel - Saint Mary's Student Association
  • Founder & Past President - Bay Ducks Junior B Hockey Club
  • Past Club Leader - Glen Haven Cub Scout Pack

Awards & Honours

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada published by Best Lawyers® (2014-2023) for Insolvency and Financial Restructuring
  • Listed in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2020)
  • HRM Volunteer Award (2014)
  • Leonard Kitz Prize for Advocacy (Dalhousie Law School, 1985)
  • Appointed King's Counsel, formally Queen's Counsel (2014)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Section, Canadian Bar Association (2012)


  • Lectures & presentations to groups including the Canadian Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Professionals; CBA NS Insolvency Sub-Sections: Insolvency, Young Lawyers, Construction Law; Atlantic Credit Association; Credit Institute of Canada; Superintendent of Bankruptcy; Canadian Federation of Students; Canadian University Press.

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